Agriculture Education Foundation Scholarship
November 28, 2023
- Scholarship Description
The Agriculture Education Foundation is a private non-profit foundation to promote agricultural education accessibility and support agricultural educators. While the foundation's efforts support all agricultural education, this foundation will put the highest emphasis on agricultural education that engages youth in the cities. Students in the cities are the most under exposed to agriculture, yet many food producing factories and other agriculturally connected industries are in the cities.
As part of good stem curriculum, exposing youth from the city to agriculture in this manner will prepare them for these jobs in their backyards. Furthermore, the values based components of 4-H and FFA have long been part of life in the country. This foundation believes those same programs play a crucial role in preparing young people for the work force and should be available in the city as well.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and be enrolled or planning to enroll in an agriculture teaching major or 4-H extension major at any of Ohio’s Universities offering these programs or another two year or four year school in Ohio offering a two plus two program or another pathway to become an agriculture teacher or extension educator. Scholarship recipients must be able to show a commitment to community and assisting younger children in their community. They must have experience in some form of a community service focused organization. Preference will be given to those who have shown measurable success in their community activities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.